Abu Dhabi’s toll gate system will be free of charge for motorists until January 1, 2020.
According to the Department of Transport (DoT), it will be launched on a trial basis from October 15 to give drivers “more time to plan the best travel times and explore transport alternatives."
The DoT has also confirmed a monthly cap on the toll fees for private vehicles, in addition to a daily cap that was announced before.
Meanwhile, senior citizens, retirees, martyrs' family members, people of determination and low-income earners will be exempt from paying the charges.
.@AbuDhabiDoT announced that the Abu Dhabi Traffic Toll Gate System will commence on 15 Oct 2019 on a free of charge basis until 1 Jan 2020. This trial period will provide residents more time to plan the best travel times and explore transport alternatives. pic.twitter.com/giqtwgvN3O— Abu Dhabi Government Media Office (@admediaoffice) October 13, 2019
The road toll system was first announced in July.